“Behind Your Back” Nelly Furtado produced a new single and delivered it to us.
Furtado has been missing for quite some time. It has been almost 4 whole years since the pop star released an album, her last one being her 2012 studio full-length record The Spirit Indestructible. The album is set to release sometime in November, according to Much publication, and will be her sixth album ever. We still have no name for it as of now, but hopefully that will be revealed to us relatively soon.
The singer was recognized for some of her most notable tracks in the past such as “I’m Like a Bird,” “Maneater,” “Promiscuous ft. Timbaland,” and “Say It Right.” She was a chart-topper at one point in her career, as well as, a radio queen, so her disappearance was somewhat heart breaking. But don’t you worry Nelly fans, because the artist has actually got a lot up her sleeve for this next production and is excited for it herself. She gives us a little sneak peek to the record with this new single, “Behind Your Back,” which unfortunately, as stated by Furtado herself, will not be on the upcoming album, but still gives you a taste of the record. She explains the song as if it is a “palate cleanse…an appetizer.”
Furtado told sources that this new song was inspired by the heroes in her life from back in the 90’s including artists such as Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Salt N’ Pepa, and Lil Kim; aka the VH1 Hip Hop Honor Awards: All Hail The Queens edition. Furtado actually had recently paid tribute to her female emcee role model, Missy Elliot, at that same award ceremony.
Back to the track, “Behind Your Back” is an R&B, jazzy tune that reminds me of the good ‘ol Furtado days, but now with a more mature and deeper sounding voice. Furtado’s sound has changed slightly, but it’s still the singer-songwriter we love. Very much like Corinne Bailey Rae, Furtado gets us all on the feels. With a strong instrumental, and a fast paced beat alongside, course electric guitar chords, and warped synth/piano tunes that remind you of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s a bubbly vibe and blues-y rhythm, and Furtado’s voice uses power to belt out the lyrics.
You can listen to the track below, and get ready for some new Nelly again!
Further References: Much